VFW Post up North is honoring their most senior active member as he cuts back on his post "duties." So I did one up for them to present to him. Local paper might even be there - that's news in the north country. I think they said he's 93.
Nice way to honor him. Didn't know they had the E rank designations during WWII.
Sadly, there was a mention somewhere that the WWII veterans are dying at a rate of about 1,000 per day. My father was in the PTO but never told much about his experiences there in the Air Corps as it was called at the time. He took them with him in 2002.
My father-in-law, who is 80 now, just resigned as the Chaplain of the same post (health reasons). He talked to Bryce and he said he came out as a Sgt - which was either a SP5 or E5 -- he couldn't remember how it was stated at that time. When I was "forceably enlisted" in 1970 they used SP and E ranks. Anyway, FIL said to use E-5, so that's what I did. Going out on the brown truck today to one of the organizers .... ceremony is on Aug 25 so I got time to do another one if it's a big deal. Don't think it will be.
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